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Construction firms cite practicality, cost concerns in criteria for restarting work

The new social distancing measures will also take time to implement and ingrain

"Costs are going to go up, because obviously you need a much bigger space to house the workers, and need to have a lot more health and safety measures in place." - Kurt Wee, president of the Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (ASME)


COMPANIES in the construction industry are concerned about higher costs and practicality of implementing new workflows and tightened measures at worksites and dormitories, even as they look forward to gradually resuming work under new criteria outlined on Friday by the Covid-19...

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